How I practice Stoicism: 9 easy exercises

The only known sculpture of Seneca, left, represented opposite Socrates, right

Stoicism is a practical philosophy. Which means that, although there is a theory behind it (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a philosophy!), the most important part is how you do it. I am often asked exactly what it means “to be” a Stoic, or, more specifically, how I personally practice. Below is a list of the exercises I regularly engage in, each with an accompanying quote from a Stoic source and a brief commentary about…



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